Book Review #550
Title: Yes & I Love You
Author: Roni Loren
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Genres: Fiction, Romance
Source: Times Reads
Publication Date: March 2, 2021
Everyone knows Miz Poppy, the vibrant reviewer whose commentary brightens the New Orleans nightlife. But no one knows Hollyn, the real face behind the media star…or the fear that keeps her isolated. When her boss tells her she needs to add video to her blog or lose her job, she’s forced to rely on an unexpected source to help her face her fears.
When aspiring actor Jasper Deares finds out the shy woman who orders coffee every day is actually Miz Poppy, he realizes he has a golden opportunity to get the media attention his acting career needs. All he has to do is help Hollyn come out of her shell…and through their growing connection, finally find her voice.
A beautifully emotional new contemporary romance from New York Times and USA Today bestseller Roni Loren.
Yes & I Love You by Roni Loren is a story about Hollyn, a reviewer known as Miz Poppy who has to overcome her social anxiety by making a pact with an aspiring actor to fake date. This is a book about making a leap and braving through both on life and love.
Even from the start, I find the story lacking and the premise just isn’t enough to wow me unfortunately. It just seems too ordinary for my liking and I couldn’t exactly pinpoint the specialty about this romance novel. I would usually like a book about fake dating but this book is just a total miss featuring this trope and the romance isn’t enough to make me tingle with excitement.
The author has managed to tackle a believable character who has anxiety and Tourette’s syndrome. I hope others who are more qualified than me can actually tell whether the representation is good or not. But I find readers like me can empathise with the characters as they share their story through life that sometimes can take them into different paths.
All in all, this is a pretty predictable read and I’m afraid I didn’t enjoy it as much as I expected. Though, there are other readers who thoroughly enjoyed this book but speaking for myself, I wouldn’t recommend you to read this book. But don’t blindly listen to me because who knows this story may be just right up your alley.